When looking to shade an outdoor space, it’s important to choose the right solution based on need, location, and functionality. Townhouse owners in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, wanted to add sun and rain protection to their rooftop terrace. Not interested in the instability of traditional umbrellas, they started researching retractable shade options.

“Enter ShadeFX and Kevin! He is simply fabulous – listening, offering ideas and solutions, a complete professional. The process was smooth, and his responses were timely.”

ShadeFX customized two 14’ x 14’ commercial grade aluminum structures with motorized retractable canopies. The waterproof and fire-retardant Ferrari fabric in a bold Velvet Red was chosen for the canopy, while the structures and hardware were powder coated jet black.

“Because of COVID restrictions with their installers coming to the US, Kevin researched and found a local company, who had never installed the ShadeFX product but works with a similar framed product, to work with us. The coordination with Patrick at Pennsylvania Patio was top-notch, as were his installers Nic and John. The results are extraordinary and beyond what we envisioned. Our space feels like a luxury resort in the middle of the city, resulting in a waterproof covered area to enjoy as long as the local weather allows! Family and friends consistently comment the space is amazing and we nailed this project. Thanks so much to ShadeFX, Kevin, and our installers!”

– Jon McDanel, Homeowner

Covering the over 370 sq. ft. patio, the retractable shade structure is integrated into the sides of the terrace for a cohesive look.

“As a first-time installer for ShadeFX, we were very pleased with how the process went. The installation was straightforward and not overly complicated but gave us options to make the system custom to the specific environment we were installing. The homeowner was very pleased with the work and outcome of the product. We look forward to installing more of these systems in the future!”

Pennsylvania Patio

At the push of a button, the homeowners can fully extend and retract the canopies, allowing them to fully enjoy their new space no matter the weather.

We have shade solutions to fit your unique backyard space. Ask us how.